Paul Coletti, viola; Lydia Artymiw, piano
Viola Voilá!: Violas and violists are now such a familiar presences in classical music that we may surprised to learn how long it took for the greatest composers to channel the instrument's unique spirit into extended solo works. This week, Bill welcomes return visits by violist Paul Coletti and pianist Lydia Artymiw—two remarkable soloists joining forces to explore a trio of the earliest and best works composed for the viola.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Felix Mendelssohn: Viola Sonata in c minor
—I. Adagio allegro
—IV. Antante con variazioni
- Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op. 113 (Scenes of a Fairyland)
—I. Nicht schnell
—IV. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
- Johannes Brahms: Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 120
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Artist profile: Paul Coletti and Lydia Artymiw
Paul Coletti, viola; Phillip Bush, piano
Listen to Rebecca Clarke's Morpheus performed by violist Paul Coletti and pianist Phillip Bush.
Listen to Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola and Piano performed by Paul Coletti and Phillip Bush